CapGemini, Tech Mahindra, BNP Paribas and Avnet sign up to join IBM in their Watson IoT Center

By | 2 minute read | February 16, 2017

IBM Munich HQ

IBM have officially opened the doors to the Watson IoT Center in Munich, announcing a range of partners signed up to join them in the new building.

The new $200 million global headquarters for Watson IoT in Munich, Germany will host a range of partners. They are all signed up to join the ‘collaboratory’ where they can work together with over 1000 Munich-based IBM IoT experts to further their business with Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology.

Four more companies join IBM and our recently announced first ‘collaboratory’ partner, BMW. CapGemini, BNP Paribas, Tech Mahindra and Avnet have all signed up to become part of this collaborative way of working.

“One of the central pieces of our business strategy is to invite our clients and partners to join us in our Watson IoT center by collocating their research, design and development teams alongside our researchers, engineers, programmers and business consultants. Together we are establishing a new global innovation ecosystem through which we will explore new possibilities for driving innovation and transforming whole industries with advanced cognitive and IoT technologies.”
Harriet Green, General Manager, IBM Watson IoT and Education


Avnet and IBM will work together to create starter kits, and mobile and analytics services, using Watson IoT and Bluemix platforms. They’ll open an IoT lab in the Munich headquarters to demo, develop and sell their IoT solutions.

Avnet will also work with IBM on joint business development for smart buildings, industry, smart homes, and consumer facing solutions.


CapGemini, a global IT consulting and technology services provider, will collocate a team of 6 consultants with the aim to develop and market new IoT solutions.

They also intend to use IBM’s new Customer Experience zones to educate clients to cognitive IoT technologies, and the possibilities they provide, especially in the manufacturing, automotive, energy and utilities, mining and retail industries.

“Collocating Capgemini’s technical and business development experts alongside IBM’s means the start of a new depth of relationship and new joint capabilities to support the digital transformation of our clients. Our experts will have full access to IBM’s technologies, experts and resources, meaning IoT solutions will be developed quickly, tested and rolled out rapidly, thereby significantly shortening the time to market.”
Fernando Alvarez, SVP, Global Alliances, CapGemini

Tech Mahindra

Provider of IT and networking technology solutions, Tech Mahindra has chosen to locate a team of six developers and engineers within the Watson IoT HQ to help deliver on their vision of generating $100M worth of revenue based on IBM’s Watson IoT platform by 2020.

Tech Mahindra will use the center to co-create and showcase new solutions based on IBM’s Watson IoT platform especially for Industry 4.0, manufacturing, farming, healthcare, banking, and automotive.

One of the first clients to benefit from Tech Mahindra’s and IBM’s collaboration is Mahindra & Mahindra (one of India’s largest vehicle manufacturers and the largest manufacturer of tractors in the world).

IBM will provide access to a number of Watson-based services for precision farming and help build new algorithms specific to an Indian context. And experts from IBM and Tech Mahindra will work together to develop new voice interfaces and cognitive solutions for Mahindra & Mahindra vehicles.

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